New treatment suggests that intensive glucose-lowering treatment for those with type 2 diabetes does not lower the likelihood of death related to heart disease and GPs ought to be careful when prescribing such a treatment .
Type 2 diabetics have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease .
Intensive glucose-lowering treatment is used widely for such patients although prior research has not illustrated any set benefits.
A review was undertaken of 13 studies which included 34,533 diabetics; 18,315 had had intensive glucose-lowering treatment and 16,218 had had standard treatment.
The researchers found that Intensive treatment did not considerably lower cardiovascular death, however, it was related to a 15 percent lower risk of non-fatal heart attacks and a 10 percent lower risk of microalbuminuria, an indicator of kidney problems and heart disease .
Intensive Treatment of Type Two Diabetics does not Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Mon, 01 Aug 2011
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